composite pile

composite pile

[kəm′päz·ət ′pīl]
(civil engineering)
A pile in which the upper and lower portions consist of different types of piles.

composite pile

1.A pile comprised of different materials, e.g., concrete and wood.
2. A pile comprised of steel members which are fastened together, end-to-end, to form a single pile.
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The other composite pile consists of a polyethylene plastic matrix surrounding a steel reinforcing cage.
Plans also call for a composite pile design, which have a seventy-five-year life.
Simplify cleanup by shredding onto a tarp, directly onto the composite pile, or into a bag or container.
It covers general principles and practices; types, including driven displacement piles, driven and cast-in-place displacement piles, replacement piles, composite piles, minipiles, pre-packed piles, and factors governing choice of type; piling equipment and methods; calculating the resistance of piles to compressive loads; pile groups under compressive loading; the design of piled foundations to resist uplift and lateral loading; the structural design of piles and pile groups; piling for marine structures; miscellaneous piling problems, such as for machinery foundations, underpinning, mining subsidence areas, frozen ground, bridges on land, over-water bridges, and seismic regions; the durability of piled foundations; and ground investigations, piling contracts, and pile testing.
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